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Antimicrobial Usage (AMU) in both Human and Livestock sectors is increasing and it is estimated that by 2030 the increase will hit 67% if nothing is done to address the challenges of AMR the Acting Director, KEMRI Dr. Yeri Kombe has said.

“It is equally shocking that cumulative deaths due to AMR related infections will be 10 million by 2050 since none of these antibiotics will be working”.


 

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Dr. Kombe takes over as Acting Director KEMRI

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Veteran medical research scientist and public health expert Dr. Yeri Israel Kombe has been appointed as the Acting Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI).

Dr. Kombe who takes over from Dr. Gerald Mkoji who has been acting in a similar position since December 2015.

In a letter dated 28th March 2017 addressed to Dr. Kombe, the Cabinet Secretary of Health,Dr. Cleopa Mailu informed that the appointment was with effect from 1st April, 2017.



 

New guidelines on HIV self-testing released

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Lack of effective HIV diagnosis has grossly hampered the fight against HIV, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said.

Consequently, as the World Aids Day is observed today, the WHO, has released new guidelines on HIV self-testing aimed at improving access to and uptake of HIV diagnosis

In a special report released Tuesday, 29th November, 2016, reveals that more than 18 million people with HIV are currently taking ART



 

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Upcoming Events

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The 4th Annual PAMCA Conference, scheduled for October 16th-18th, 2017, Nairobi.

Asymptomatic Malaria



Dr. Bernahards Ogutu and Lorraine de Beer talk on Asymptomatic Malaria as the World prepares to mark #WorldMalariaDay

Ebola Virus

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Researchers at the Kemri-wellcome trust in Kilifi Kenya have completed the enromllment in a trial of a vaccine designed to protect against ebola.